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prosateur (pro-zuh-TUR) noun

A person who writes prose, especially as a livelihood.

[French, from Italian prosatore.]

"[Bertolt Brecht] was also one of the finest modern storytellers and overall prosateurs, and perhaps not merely in German letters."
Reinhold Grimm, Grosse kommentierte Berliner und Frankfurter Ausgabe (book reviews), World Literature Today, Spring 1996.

This week's theme: words about books and writing.

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Calamity, n. A more than commonly plain and unmistakable reminder that the affairs of this life are not of our own ordering. Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others. -Ambrose Bierce, writer (1842-1914), [The Devil's Dictionary, 1906]

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